Sustainable Coastlines Beach Cleanup

A group of 12-15 students worked together over three days to clean up three beaches and pick up the rubbish found there. Eastern Beach, Little Bucklands Beach and Bucklands Beach are all looking a lot cleaner and free of polluting rubbish! On Friday, representatives from Sustainable Coastlines came to talk about rubbish and its journey to the oceans and give… Read More

Polynesian Panthers

Polynesian Panthers were invited to speak to our level 1 History classes about their experiences as young Polynesians living in 1970s New Zealand. The Polynesian panthers consisted of Melani Anae, Will Illolahia, Alec Toleafoa and Tigilau Ness. The discussion points were based on the dawn raids. Polynesians targeted for ‘overstaying’ when their visas apparently had expired and were then deported back to the islands.  … Read More

Tereora College Visit

The department was also fortunate to receive a visit from Raukura Ellison a Health and Physical Education teacher at Tereora College in the Cook Islands. Raukura was interested in learning more about the senior Health programme at Otahuhu College and visited classrooms to observe lessons and talk with students.  … Read More

Tough Guy, Tough Gal

the Year 12 PE classes participated in the Tough Guy, Tough Gal competition held in Helensville on Friday 28 June. The competition was part of their Level 2 practical assessment worth 4 credits. The classes spent the first 8 weeks of Term 2 training to improve their fitness and muscular endurance by running and working… Read More

Special Congratulations

Special congratulations also go to Caleb Venasio Tuilata and Brendan Edwards who have been accepted to pursue their studies next year at Massey University in the field of Digital Art. The university has sponsored these two young men to fly down to Wellington to their Immersion Day on the 8th July.    Caleb Venasio Tuilata    Brendan Edwards   … Read More

Artist of the Week – Mr Jay Mason

This week’s Artist of the Week Award must go to Mr Jay Mason and his team of awesome students. He and his Whakairo students have been working collaboratively on a large sculpture commissioned by Vector. A film maker from Vector, who is making a documentary on Whakairo at Otahuhu College, came in today to interview our students. The picture below shows the students… Read More

Artwork of the Week

 Congratulations this week goes to Mahdi Hussaini In Year 12 for his extremely detailed, and finely carved Whakario board. Mahdi’s designs are an adaption of tradition Maori patterning. Equally impressive is the work of Ali Hussaini, Mahdi’s younger brother, who is in Year 11. Both accomplished carvers, competition to be the best is strong between the brothers,… Read More